Standing Up, Discovering Our Divinity And The Promise Of A New Life Ahead: January’s Cancerian Super Full Moon

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Chinese Woman Nursing A Baby

Every man is a divinity in disguise. Ralph Waldo Emerson

He whose face gives no light shall never become a star. William Blake

We hear about the birth of a child and ask questions like, “What did she have? How much did it weigh?” and “Does it have any hair?” The Athabaskan Indian hear of a birth and ask, “Who came?” Lisa Delpit

A man is a god in ruins. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss. Black Elk

Where children are, there is the golden age. Novalis 

Where are you searching for me, friend? Look! Here am I right within you. Not in temple, nor in mosque, not in Kaaba nor Kailas, but here right within you am I. Kabir

First off, before I get into a bit of full Moon diagnosis here, I want to say a big thank you to all who supported my efforts in so many ways during 2017. I would not still be doing it without your encouragement and support, and, I so appreciate this community that I’ve spent so many years building. I appreciate you all, and, even if I don’t respond by email or whatever, please do know that I see every little bit of encouragement from you. Truly, it’s fabulous. I had another rather difficult year in 2017, but, I have many, many things to be enormously grateful for 🙂 and, I have a lot more enthusiasm about going into 2018 than I had with going into 2017. I think a lot of us feel the same way.

I realise, as I’m sure many do as well, that we look to a new year as being something different, as something of a reprieve, another chance, or whatever. And, as we get into the year, we might find that things  carry on as before. That seems to be a pattern for many of us, and, it’s understandable. However, I do sense that this new year holds much more promise, especially if we take notice of the planetary energies and what the Symbols are telling us. For my own part, I have been concentrating on changing my inner dialogue, and, it’s been working. I cut off negative thoughts quickly now – I think to myself “not useful, not now, not going to go there in my thoughts, etc”. It has been working minor and major miracles in my life… quite extraordinary.

January’s full Moon in Cancer occurs on January 1 in the US and January 2 in Australia and the UK.

This full Moon is very interesting, especially as it falls smack on the new year. From my perspective, this chart shows a rather intense desire for us to find fulfillment, to find our biggest and best selves, to be creative, to be productive and to be more on track. In fact, we may be feeling these things rather intensely, and, we might have to remember to relax into what needs to be done.

This full Moon is a Supermoon. To learn more about what this means, check out this link.

I always take notice when I see Cancer 12 – the degree of this full Moon: A CHINESE WOMAN NURSING A BABY WHOSE AURA REVEALS HIM TO BE THE REINCARNATION OF A GREAT TEACHER. It is such a wonderful degree… as Dane Rudhyar said about this degree – it is this: The promise to all men that God may take birth within their souls.

And, this degree’s energies can help manifest to bring that about. Whether we are talking about babies, children, adolescents, adults or people who are at the end of their lives, this degree shows how we all can embody God within us, embody great wisdom, and, acknowledge it within ourselves about ourselves or about others. The more, of course, that we see it in others, the more it emerges from within ourselves.  Also, this can be about parenting, grandparents, nannies and nurses, etc. Of course, there might be some event to do with China.

We also have Saturn having just moved into Capricorn. This is quite a shift, and, I think it’s going toCancer full Moon January 2018 set for Washington DC move us into a type of ‘balancing out of karma’ in some way. Saturn has been in Sagittarius from June 2015, so, we have a major shift happening here. And, by the end of the first week in January, Saturn will move onto Capricorn 3: THE HUMAN SOUL IN ITS EAGERNESS FOR NEW EXPERIENCES, SEEKS EMBODIMENT. This degree is rather similar to Cancer 12 in that we often feel an intense desire to be creative, to get more out of life, to ’embody’ our life.

It’s interesting to note that Capricorn 3 is the degree of the Sun at Christmas time, and, we are said to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas (‘seeks embodiment’ – incarnation). With this degree being highlighted by Saturn, we will find an increased desire to do the things we want to do, to do those creative and spiritual things that enrich our lives. With Saturn here, we can feel a sense of having to drop into our bodies, into our spirits, into the world in general. And, the urge to do something can be rather overwhelming. As always, especially with Saturn, it’s one step at a time, but, it’s always with a sense that rewards come from the efforts one puts in.

If I wanted to choose a quote for Capricorn 3 to post in this newsletter, I would choose the same one above from Dane Rudhyar; we are really being asked to embody ‘Christ consciousness’ within us – the I AM.

Further, this full Moon has a lovely grand trine in water, and, it has a kite. You can see it in the chart above, with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Neptune, Jupiter and Mars all in this configuration. This can bring about ease and grace – it can have energies flowing in a wonderful direction with things just falling into place. A grand trine (especially with a kite formation) can bring great promise, BUT, it often asks that we put the effort in to manifest our desires. Of course, manifesting what we want becomes easier with these energies working for us. This grand trine is very likely to bring psychic and intuitive messages, so, it may pay to listen to the little whisperings that pop up. The trick is not to listen to negative undermining as that could lead you right off the track. Listen wisely to your gut, in other words.

Another thing we have going on is Uranus is now stationary direct – it is turning direct after being retrograde for several months, and, we don’t have any retrogrades happening now. It might take a little while to get things going, but, having Uranus direct is going to help move things along. And, finally, Chiron is direct now, so, we can find ourselves moving on from issues that might have bothered us for some time.

Chiron is on a degree that can talk about letting people, places, possessions, outworn ideas, etc, go. The Symbol for Chiron is Pisces 25: THE PURGING OF THE PRIESTHOOD. We may have found a need to just let go… just let go of many things. This is made even stronger by Chiron moving soon onto Pisces 26: THE NEW MOON REVEALS THAT IT’S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GO AHEAD WITH THEIR DIFFERENT PROJECTS. This can signal saying goodbye, or, it can point to a need to get straight about what it is that you want to accomplish in this new year. So much is pushing is to take on the new and let go of the old and outworn. This degree can speak about splitting off from others and going in another direction, but, it can also speak of people working together on bringing in new ideas, possibilities and opportunities. Often though, this degree being around does signal a time of splitting off from those things, people, memories, situations, events, etc, that might have featured in your life up until now.

Adding to the idea of letting go is the fact that Mars and Jupiter are conjunct (together) in Scorpio, squaring the Moon’s nodes. This can lead to us moving away from some people, and, we may even be a bit bewildered why this is happening. We may, of course, need to do this and feel stuck in a situation. The trick is to accept things if you’re finding yourself not wanting (or being able to) be in the company of some as it feels as though many of us are moving into a new paradigm, and, we are not always able to stay in the same mind-set.

Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio (especially now conjunct) are most likely to be behind the recent surge in cryptocurrencies with people talking about investing, or, investing and spending a great deal of time looking into the process and analysing it. It is all so very fascinating. I think there’s a big future here, and, I’d like to play the game, but, it appears that there’s a lot to learn in order to really get into the picture. It’s going to be very interesting to watch what happens with this blockchain technology. One thing I find fascinating with this is the Moon’s south node on Aquarius 16: A BIG BUSINESSMAN AT HIS DESK. How is your ‘business’ looking? How is your desk? Is it cleared of junk from the past? Are you up-to-date with the paperwork? All that stuff.

Well, I was half-thinking of not doing this newsletter, which is why it’s a little late. Being New Year and all, I was attempting to get away from the ol’ computer, and, these take yonks to compose, but, this full Moon seems very special and I didn’t want to miss it. Please do take note of your impulses to be more creative, arty, psychic, to achieve more, to go further, to write that book, blog, newsletter, letter, email or message… whatever it is, this is a fabulous time to tune into what you really want to be doing.

There’s more to say about all of this, there always is. The Sabian Symbols below will help to illustrate the story we have before us. BTW, some people seem to think that once the full or new Moon has just happened, that is that, it’s finished. That is not how the energies work at all; the effects of a lunation can last for a month, for months, for years – it all depends on what is going on at the time for you.

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The full Moon each month marks a time of heightened energies and events. It often marks the culmination of the energies released at the new Moon. Emotions can be supercharged as the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the zodiac and illumination is increased – it’s like we can see in the dark – and we can be hyper-aware as well as being hyper-awake. The effects of a full Moon can be major or minor, depending on how they interact with your own chart. Sometimes, realisations or events that are unleashed, or unlocked, can stretch their meaning months into the future. A lot can be learned at the time of the full Moon and whether it’s lunacy or illumination, or a combination of both, there’s magic unleashed with every full Moon.


The full Moon is on Cancer 12: A CHINESE WOMAN NURSING A BABY WHOSE AURA REVEALS HIM TO BE THE REINCARNATION OF A GREAT TEACHER – the following is my interpretation from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom – 

A Chinese Woman Nursing A BabyCommentary: The ‘Chinese Woman’ senses something ‘Great’ in the ‘Baby’ she is ‘Nursing’. The fact that she is ‘Chinese’ is significant, as the ‘Chinese’ have had a long tradition of seeking the spiritual layers of life. The ‘Woman’ is sensing and seeing something in the young person that other nannies may not. She’s aware that he holds great talent and gifts for the future. His ‘Aura Reveals Him to be the Reincarnation of a Great Teacher’. Being able to see reverence in young people that appear to be “old” or “evolved” souls is an expression of a strong intuitive sensitivity. The ‘Woman’ sees that this child, this ‘Baby’, has a unique and special talent that can be of benefit to the world in some way. The ‘Child’ needs to be nurtured, nourished and cared for so he can reach his full potential.

Oracle: Messages of hope for the future are coming through younger and more vital elements. There may be an opportunity to learn important lessons from younger beings. The feeling that someone is an “old soul” can be felt but can be rather hard to explain; it seems to come with a special kind of “knowing”. While taking the time to try and make sense of it, the benefit or insight may be lost. The joy and power of young people is fleeting and may require close attention to truly appreciate. This Symbol shows seeing the greatness in others, and this may be speaking about you, regardless of your age. Good nourishment and care increases everybody’s ability to make the most of their potential. Nurturing and caring for any small, but nonetheless significant, talents can allow things to blossom into something beyond present expectations. Are you a ‘Great Teacher?’ Do you have largely untapped talents?

Keywords: Nurturing innocence and its rewards. Reincarnation and past lives. Charisma and presence. Channeling entities. Tibetan mysteries. Monks and the Dalai Lama. Ancient knowledge. Child prodigies. Seeing greatness ahead of its time. Indigo children. Discovering latent talent. Visions. Holistic perceptions. Potential. Nurses. Nannies. Finding “the one”. Auras. Special people.

The Caution: Not seeing the beauty of youngsters. Being overcome with complexity. Demanding to be recognized. Missing inherent greatness. Under or over estimating the potential of youth. Pushy and demanding. Precocious behaviour.


The Karmic Degree for the Moon is Cancer 11: A CLOWN IS CARICATURING WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES

This Symbol pictures being light-hearted, enjoying life and taking on the attributes of others in order to entertain and amuse. Laughter is said to be the best medicine and The Clown - Normal Rockwellemploying a light attitude can be useful to relax and get things back on the right track. It can be fun to look at life from an objective viewpoint and caricaturing others can cause us to laugh at the seriousness of life. However, perhaps someone is not ‘being real’; using masks to hide what’s really going on in their life. Or, perhaps they’re playing the fool when the situation needs a more seriousness. This degree often shows the ability to take on the personas of others.

Keywords: Exaggerated responses. Wanting to entertain. Show business. Trying to be something or someone that one’s not. Putting on a face. Comic performances. Parodies of personalities. Making fun of someone. Clowns and clowning. Life imitating art. Always performing. Irony. Satire. Objective observance. Criticism. Laughter. Caricatures. Cartoons. Lampooning. Voice impressions.

The Caution: Being foolish in the face of positive potential. Trying to cover up reality through buffoonery. Being constantly “on stage”. Living vicariously. Inauthentic behavior. Not having the courage to display one’s true self. Putting on a face to manipulate or fool others. Irritating behavior that wears thin after a while. Being the laughing stock. Overblown impressions. Loss of true identity.


The Quest Degree for the Moon is Cancer 13: A HAND, WHICH IS HELD OUT RECEPTIVELY, IS REMARKABLE FOR THE SUGGESTION OF CHARACTER IN ITS PROMINENT THUMB

A Hand Which Is Held Out Receptively ThumbThis Symbol implies the rewards and the necessity of having a firm will and being willing and able to meet others with a strong handshake and a friendly attitude. Reaching out to others is shown here along with the need for being approachable and open to introductions to friends both old and new. Extending yourself to others can have many rewards, such as new friends, new opportunities, etc. Although a degree of flexibility exists it will inevitably be strength of character that succeeds.

Keywords: Openness and willingness to extend oneself to others. The handshake and the need for it. Being approachable and friendly. Palmistry and palm reading. Having a firm will. Introductions. Strong character. Flexible behavior. Hitchhiking.

The Caution: An aggressiveness and overbearing nature. Feeling that one is better, or stronger, than others. The smooth handshake that manipulates to impress one’s personality. Unbending and dominant behavior. Taking over situations regardless of what others want. Defensive, insecure, unsure, introverted. Blocking human exchanges.

The Moon symbolizes: Emotions, moods, mother, family, clan, domestic issues, relationship to home and country. Feelings, sentiments, nourishment, emotional nurturing, monkey chatter mind, lunar and menstrual cycles, clarity of emotions or lunacy. Female energy – yours and others.


 The Sun is on Capricorn 12: A STUDENT OF NATURE LECTURING REVEALING LITTLE-KNOWN ASPECTS OF LIFE

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. Tryon Edwards

This degree shows the ability to observe things that other people would miss. You can be an example to others for understanding the wonders of nature, weaving together A Student Of Nature Lecturing Revealing Little Known Aspects Of Nature Einstein saying issues to form a story, to “Lecture”, to inform others. Often, there’s a special talent around natural and alternative issues and it may be your job to show the way or to teach about nature or medicine or herbs, etc. Too much weight has been given to the artificial needs of society and it’s time to redress the balance. Practical applications of knowledge can help people better understand. Revealing the truth can lead to wonder and awe, but also disbelief, it depends on how it’s delivered.

Keywords: Observing and translating so others may learn. Green politics. Issues the conservatives don’t want revealed. Nature and natural remedies. Science and its rewards and drawbacks. Issues such as global warming. Whistle blowers. Natural healing methods. Documentaries. Conspiracy theories. Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds. Christopher Marlowe

The Caution: Radical non-humanistic views. Intellectual smugness. Lecturing people about their lives. Browbeating. Lip service to conservation values. Bashing ‘greenies’.


The Karmic Degree for the Sun is Capricorn 11: PHEASANTS DISPLAY THEIR BRILLIANT COLORS ON A PRIVATE ESTATE

Hermansen-olaf-august-peacocks-in-the-park-1886This degree shows the desire to be able to enjoy the riches, comforts and luxury of life. Riches, refinement and abundance are everywhere and there can be a sense of entitlement and peace and quiet on this “Private Estate”. However, take care, “Pheasants” can be game birds too so there just may be an element of underlying danger. There may be questions to ask such as: who does the work keeping the place spic and span and who appreciates the luxury? Whether you’re a visitor or an occupant, going out and looking at the beauty of your life and your surroundings: the buildings, lawns, plants and wildlife, can heighten your day.

Keywords: Glorious houses and estates. Lawns and gardens. Statues and birdbaths. Peacocks, pheasants, swans, etc. Enjoying the riches the environment offers. Large plots of land. Nature reserves. Game birds. Aristocracy and the ruling elite. Beauty, elegance and grace. Fabulous displays of color. Parks.

The Caution: Foolish disregard of pending danger. Feeling that one has to be “on parade” or else they will be overlooked. Issues of standing out from the crowd. Jealousy and envy through things on display. Luxury and beauty or snobbery that excludes. Showing off. “Do not enter” and “Keep Off The Grass” signs.


The Quest Degree for the Sun is Capricorn 13: A FIRE WORSHIPPER MEDITATES ON THE ULTIMATE REALITIES OF EXISTENCE

This degree shows being able to focus thoughts, meditate, or to find your center. The “Fire Worshipper” can be intensely interested or Fire Worshipper Meditates On The Ultimate Realities Of Existence sayingpassionate about something, throwing them selves into the middle of something, getting as much out of the experience, event or study as they can. You are likely to find yourself very focused, with a great passion for something that really ignites your interest. There could be a sense of danger in some respects, but also a sense of new beginnings. Harnessing your personal resources, particularly your rich inner life, can create magic. Look through appearances to get to the heart of matters.

Keywords: Self-conquest. Kundalini energy. Playing with dangerous elements to reach a higher state of being. Philosophy. The stories of our lives. Examining life and its meaning. The buzz of being alive. Questions of our very existence. Finding the reasons behind everything. Contemplation and meditation. Incense. The hypnotic spell that fire can cast. Staring into the flames. Throwing oneself into the deep end. The search for core truths.

The Caution: Overestimation of personal power and abilities. Obsession to the point of self-obliteration. Being intense. Going too deeply. Exhausting oneself. Excluding family and friends because of philosophical or spiritual convictions. Not seeing the woods for the trees.

The Sun symbolizes: One’s core center, spirit, heart, issues to do with father, men, self, ego, your male side. How you radiate your sense of being. What others see, how you are recognized or remembered, sense of identity and connection with male energy – yours and others.


 Mercury is on Sagittarius 20: IN WINTER PEOPLE CUTTING ICE FROM A FROZEN POND, FOR SUMMER USE

In Winter People Are Cutting Ice From A Frozen Pond For Summer UseThis Symbol speaks of the need for planning ahead. The people “In Winter” are “Cutting Ice From a Frozen Pond” – they know that they’ll need the ice for summer – they are thinking ahead so they can have what they need at the right time. Like these people, you’ll have what you need if you allow for shifts in time and seasonal variations. Also, you may feel that you have lost touch with your emotions by creating a barrier, coming up with “Frozen” responses. This barrier can be overcome without great difficulty, just a little planning and action, and probably, a desire to work with others to build for your future.

Keywords: Overcoming difficulties ahead of time through creative solutions to problems. Strategies for survival in harder times. Stocking up and storing supplies. Savings and funds. Pension plans. Retirement plans. Work and renovation. Planning for changes in external or internal realities. Seeing shortages ahead of time. Snow. Ice. Freezing conditions. Divorce settlements.

The Caution: Stoic acceptance of difficulties. Not planning for the future. Hoping all will be okay. Sly manipulation to gather resources. Extortion. People storing up hurts and insults.


The Karmic Degree for Mercury is Sagittarius 19: PELICANS, DISTURBED BY THE GARBAGE OF PEOPLE, MOVE THEIR YOUNG TO A NEW HABITAT

This Symbol shows being on the alert for intrusion and danger in your life and in the lives of those in your care, whether they are your own children or the children or
Pelicans Disturbed By The Garbage Of Men Move Their Young Saying 2youngsters of others. At times in your life, you may feel that conditions are changing and you and your family or friends don’t feel safe. You may need to move to a new situation which will provide more nourishment, safety and security and less danger. This can refer to an inner withdrawal; not wanting to watch the news, listen to bad information or thoughts and can happen on any level: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Keywords: Concerns with survival. The endeavor to achieve mental, physical or emotional well-being or peace. Noise and other irritants that make life difficult. Looking out for the safety and security of one’s children, home or creative ventures. Feeling unsafe. Conditions being insecure and unpredictable. Having nowhere to rest.

The Caution: Not prepared to compromise or cohabit. Mess and rubbish. People not being able to live together. Insecure and unpredictable conditions. Noisy neighborhoods.


The Quest Degree for Mercury is Sagittarius 21: A CHILD AND A DOG WEARING BORROWED EYEGLASSES

A Child And A Dog With Borrowed EyeglassesThis Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, of indulging in playing, pretending and make believe as an escape or indulgence in fantasy. Play and fantasy are very important and can lighten up one’s life and playing with pets, dogs especially, can be great fun. Sometimes it pictures a situation of people pretending to be something that they are not. Perhaps someone is pretending to be in control or to be smarter than they are. Sometimes, though, this can work to make a consciousness shift. Eyestrain can occur, especially if you don’t want to see what’s going on, or prefer a pretend scenario instead of real life. rnEmulation leading to actualization. The rewards in make-believe. Pets. Dog obedience training. Pantomimes. Dress-ups. Perceptions of each other. Glasses. Prescriptions.

Keywords: Emulation leading to actualization. The rewards of make-believe. Dog obedience classes and training. Pantomimes. Dealing with life through play or fantasy. Difficulty in understanding each other. The perception each has of the other. Spontaneous and carefree creativity. Cartooning and clowning. Having the “eyes” to see. Glasses of all kinds.

The Caution: Deliberately fooling with false impressions. Taking on masks to hide real intentions. The “blind leading the blind”. Pretending to be something that one isn’t. Not seeing people or things for who, what or how they really are. Getting lost in abstractions. Goofing around too much. Play-acting to avoid the truth. Not having the eyes to see.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals.


Venus is on Capricorn 10: AN ALBATROSS FEEDING FROM THE HAND OF A SAILOR

This degree shows the overcoming of fears, superstitions or limiting thoughts. One of the ways of overcoming fears is through gentleness and a readiness to let down your Albatross Feeding From The Hand Of A Sailor guard and interact with people or animals without feeling afraid or vulnerable. Putting up a wall between you and other living things can cause alienation or the loss of the rewards that can come from truly relating. Even seemingly natural ‘enemies’ can realize the possibility of interaction and letting go of fear may be necessary. You may feel that you can deal with someone with whom you have usually kept your distance – possibly even help each other.

Keywords: Feeding one’s higher nature with good nourishment. Banishing worries, so that one can fly ever higher. Overcoming superstitions or beliefs. Travelers who put themselves at risk in foreign lands or cultures. Talking to anybody anywhere. Sharing one’s bounty. Sailors, boats. Birds. Empathy and sympathy for others. Restoring trust and hope.

The Caution: Manipulating events or people with false nourishment. Having alternative motives for wanting to draw others close. Being afraid of strangers or strange situations. The loss of independence. Fear of intimacy.


The Karmic Degree for Venus is Capricorn 9: AN ANGEL COMES CARRYING A HARP

This degree shows being able to care for others – being there when they need it. It also shows that “Angels” will come when you call on them, when you’re most in need An Angel Comes Carrying A Harp yourself. You may be able to ‘tune in’ and radiate harmony around you, inspiring confidence and joy. This pictures care, generosity and a fulfilled selfhood. Inspiring people to do their best can bring rewards to all concerned. The trick with this degree can be sorting out whether to trust the ‘tune’ that others sometimes play. Following someone for the wrong reasons can just lead you astray.

Keywords: Demons driven away by music. Lifting faith and hope. Messages of peace from the other side. Having a message to spin. Being in tune, spiritually. Having an elevated view of humanity. Creating harmony. Blowing the whistle. Advertising. Salvation that arrives when most needed. Harmonics. Music and musical instruments. Visitations of spirit. Messages of love and hope arriving. Pulling on the heartstrings. Heavenly attunement. Beautiful tunes. Promises of redemption. Revelations. Plucking strings.

The Caution: Having a holier-than-thou attitude. Losing oneself in fantasy. Tricking people with soothing words that mean nothing. Harping on about things. The Pied Piper.


The Quest Degree for Venus is Capricorn 11: PHEASANTS DISPLAY THEIR BRILLIANT COLORS ON A PRIVATE ESTATE

Hermansen-olaf-august-peacocks-in-the-park-1886This degree shows the desire to be able to enjoy the riches, comforts and luxury of life. Riches, refinement and abundance are everywhere and there can be a sense of entitlement and peace and quiet on this “Private Estate”. However, take care, “Pheasants” can be game birds too so there just may be an element of underlying danger. There may be questions to ask such as: who does the work keeping the place spic and span and who appreciates the luxury? Whether you’re a visitor or an occupant, going out and looking at the beauty of your life and your surroundings: the buildings, lawns, plants and wildlife, can heighten your day.

Keywords: Glorious houses and estates. Lawns and gardens. Statues and birdbaths. Peacocks, pheasants, swans, etc. Enjoying the riches the environment offers. Large plots of land. Nature reserves. Game birds. Aristocracy and the ruling elite. Beauty, elegance and grace. Fabulous displays of color. Parks.

The Caution: Foolish disregard of pending danger. Feeling that one has to be “on parade” or else they will be overlooked. Issues of standing out from the crowd. Jealousy and envy through things on display. Luxury and beauty or snobbery that excludes. Showing off. “Do not enter” and “Keep Off The Grass” signs.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.


 Mars is on Scorpio 15: CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND FIVE MOUNDS OF SAND

This shows “Children” at “Play”; enjoying in a natural setting. Nowadays, the true art of play has largely been forgotten or lost. We have the apparent need for more and Children Playing Around Five Mounds Of Sandmore toys or gadgets in order to bring joy. Much is learnt through letting go and allowing your self to experience the joy found naturally in the company of others. You may have the potential for greater things, but don’t sometimes understand what they are. Development takes time and latent talent eventually leads to greater things. You will fulfill your potential, but you must start at the beginning. Joining with others helps as everyone brings their own creative talents – don’t hide yourself away.

Keywords: Creative integration of new ideals. Five being the number of mankind. The value of play in getting to know one another. Playgrounds. Crop circles. The desert. Throwing caution to the wind. Playing ‘hide and go seek’. Shifting sands. Rituals. American Indian rites. The love of the physical world. The five senses. Carefree and happy playgrounds and laughter. Pentacles. Witchcraft. Solomon’s Seal.

The Caution: Being too serious to see life’s lighthearted side. Mourning or regretting over childhood lost. The inability to take life seriously. Brooding and hiding.


The Karmic Degree for Mars is Scorpio 14: TELEPHONE LINESMEN AT WORK INSTALLING NEW CONNECTIONS

Telephone Linesmen At Work Installing New ConnectionsThis Symbol implies the ability, or the need, to be able to connect in with people or situations, sometimes with tools and equipment, sometimes psychically. This shows networking, along with the desire to talk to people or bring them together and improve communications. If people have been experiencing failure in fully expressing their thoughts, ideas or emotions, there is nothing to be achieved by just worrying about it; but rather do something to repair the lines of communication. Doing this can cause surprising new connections with people linking up, even from surprisingly isolated places. Sometimes expert advice and help must be called in; this often shows people who can do it.

Keywords: Acupuncture and other therapies that work on the body’s meridians. The nervous system. The Internet. Forming new lines of communication. New connections taking place. Linking people up. Making sure that messages get through. Mobile phones, faxes, email. Networks and networking. Switchboards. Satellites. Wires. The ability to reach far distances. Getting on other peoples’ wavelengths. Contacts. Hooking up with the system. UFO experiences. Mobile phones.

The Caution: Failing to see the necessity for repairs to personal communication. Becoming involved in other people’s lives. Gossip. News, thoughts and ideas spreading rapidly and getting out of control. Constant chatting. Being fickle. Sabotage. Engaged signals.


The Quest Degree for Mars is Scorpio 16: A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE

This Symbol shows the ability to, or the necessity of, putting on a happy face, smiling and being warm and welcoming. The fact that the “Girl’s Face is Breaking” into a Girl Smiling.1smile implies that she may not always be smiling; she may not always have things to smile about. However, the act of smiling helps to draw people closer; to give people permission to get to know you. Smiling is the simple sense of inner happiness shining through. It is the expression of your ability to choose between happiness and unhappiness and then choosing to express it. Smile and see how things change, it can be infectious and lighten the mood of those around you.

Keywords: Breaking the ice. Drawing others. Radiating happiness. Facial expressions. Changing one’s expression or demeanor. Facial feedback. Making positive eye contact. Transferring feelings that lift others. Releasing stress, worry and anger. Distances bridged between people. Being face-to-face. Teeth, lips, gums, dimples, eyes. Facial lines. Dental work. Beauty that radiates.

The Caution: False happiness to satisfy others’ needs. Covering up how one’s really feeling through putting on a show of happiness. Lack of sincerity. Rigidity of responses. Sour faces. Feeling sad and lonely. Keeping people on the sidelines and the periphery of one’s life. Grumpy attitudes. Refusal to communicate. Bad dental work. 

Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.


 Jupiter is on Scorpio 18: A QUIET PATH THROUGH WOODS BRILLIANT IN AUTUMN COLORING

Van Gogh Path In The WoodsThis Symbol shows to know when to keep going with something and when to let go. It speaks of the ability to transform your life in a step-by-step manner, taking seasonal conditions and age into account. It also shows a quiet, reflective nature and a need, or the desire, to take time off to be in peaceful surroundings – to indulge in nature and peace and quiet for contemplation and meditation. There’s a feeling of knowing that the preparation for change has resulted from the fruits of your labor. Be aware of what you harvest or what the harvest might be. Take a deep breath and infuse yourself with the gifts of nature.

Keywords: Rewards of plenty. Transformations through the different seasons of one’s life. Overcoming battles and disappointments. Finding peace. Layers of personality issues flaking off with maturity. Gardens, sometimes off the beaten track. Taking time out to reflect on nature. The feeling of change in the air. Mature and elegant responses. Rich colors. Memories and memoirs. Taking life one day at a time. Overcoming loss through positive attitudes. Warm responses. A calm knowingness. Reverence and respect. Having a “been there, done that” attitude.

The Caution: Being too late for the harvest. Concentrating on the past. Not noticing beauty. Feeling old with nowhere to go. Being alone and lonely. Oblivious to surroundings.


The Karmic Degree for Jupiter is Scorpio 17: A WOMAN, FILLED WITH HER OWN SPIRIT, IS THE FATHER OF HER OWN CHILD

This shows the ability, or the need, to be totally self-sufficient and responsible for one’s life. Often, there’s the issue of single parenthood, or the sense of having to raise A Woman The Father Of Her Own Childyourself without too much input from others, or, coming from a broken family where someone had to take on the role of both mother and father. It can show someone that doesn’t require assistance for even the most complicated tasks, or you feel you can’t ask; perhaps there’s no one to ask or you feel that others couldn’t do anything as well as you. We are all blessed with individual qualities and it is the combination with other individuals that creates greater balance and depth.

Keywords: Single parenthood. Being proud of one’s individuality. Feeling capable of anything. Spiritual experiences that fill one with one’s own spirit. Self-reliance. The lack of a father figure. Invitro fertilization. The complications of adoption. Self-sufficiency. Facing the world feeling whole. Having the right to determine one’s future. The story of the conception of Jesus.

The Caution: Uncompromising feminism or chauvinism. Feeling responsible for everything. Having no one for support. Grown up before one’s time. Abandonment.


The Quest Degree for Jupiter is Scorpio 19: A PARROT LISTENING AND THEN TALKING, REPEATS A CONVERSATION HE HAS OVERHEARD

A Parrot Listening Then SpeakingThis Symbol infers some level of spiritual channeling or the hearing and passing on of messages. Birds symbolize spiritual forces and “Parrots” symbolize the ability to be able to give voice to messages. This Symbol indicates that someone who is receptive to thoughts and ideas can process information to the point where it becomes their own, although they may really be a channel or a translator rather than an originator of these messages or realizations. Perhaps there is a need integrate new understandings into your consciousness, to make a belief system or a code of living truly your own with your own stamp of individuality on it.

Keywords: Transmitting information or knowledge. The need to integrate things into consciousness. Recorded messages. Answering and fax machines. Mumbling. Translators, birds, parrots, news reporters, stool pigeons. Telephone operators. Messages from strange places. Automated responses. New languages. Talking to animals. Talkback radio.

The Caution: Rote responses that are ill considered. “Towing the party line” without having any opinion of your own. Going over the same territory. Losing true meaning through repetition. Repeating without knowing the real meaning or purpose. Meaningless banter. Tunnel vision. Gossiping. Missing the essence of what’s being said. Not having a mind of one’s own. Brainwashing. Re-runs of the same old line. Broken records.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.


 Saturn is on Capricorn 2: THREE STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS IN A GOTHIC CHURCH, ONE DAMAGED BY WAR

This shows the need to have a strong sense of self, a strong constitution or a clear sense of belief in the goodness of the world. This pictures the need to stay strong under Broken Windowthe barrage of bombardment. One of the three corners of unity, in this case the one of love, is damaged and separated by the aggressive nature of mankind. With the shattering (the “Damage”) of the “Window”, there is often a loss of faith, hope and trust. Acceptance of love can lead to a healing on many levels. As Leonard Cohen says “there is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s where the light gets in”.

Keywords: Seeking sanctuary. Careless aggression where love should be. Religious or philosophical differences that spark off problems. Fears of being “under attack” whilst in the spotlight. Sorrow and despair over losses. Loss of faith. ‘Windows’ that are cracked, broken or smashed. Cracks and shattering. Rescue of endangered holy places. Loss of love through harsh circumstance. The need for repair.

The Caution: Feeling disconnected. A feeling of being ‘under attack’. Fear-based lectures and sermons. Terrorism in all its forms. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Shell shocked.


The Karmic Degree for Saturn is Capricorn 1: AN INDIAN CHIEF CLAIMS RECOGNITION AND POWER FROM THE ASSEMBLED TRIBE

An Indian Woman Pleading To The Chief For The Lives Of Her ChildrenThis shows the necessity or the ability to be strong, stand tall, be in charge and command respect. There are leadership issues that need to be embraced or addressed. Sometimes we need to rise to the occasion and take charge and this may lead to a struggle for control; you may have to remind those around you that you can be trusted to make decisions or lead others. Those above you may remind you of your lesser position in the scheme of things – are some jealous of your achievements and power? Know when to give way to the rights of others.

Keywords: Assuming authority and the need for it. Benevolence bestowed. Winning by charisma and strength of numbers. Finding a true sense of place. Signs that one should be in charge. Staking one’s claim. The ‘Claim of Recognition’. Respect. Having to stand up or stand out in the crowd. Having the charisma of leadership. Consolidating power. Popularity contests.

The Caution: Power struggles. Over-inflated views of one’s self. A sense of entitlement. Egotistical responses. Taking over. Too many chiefs. Lording it over others.


The Quest Degree for Saturn is Capricorn 3: THE HUMAN SOUL, IN ITS EAGERNESS FOR NEW EXPERIENCES, SEEKS EMBODIMENT

This Symbol shows being open and receptive to the messages of the world around you, as there is an expansion into a new understanding and a new way of life. Writing is The Human Soul In Its Eagerness For New Experiences Seeks Embodiment 2 an excellent way for the “Soul” to “Seek Embodiment”. Also there can be issues to do with one’s body. There can be many times of quiet; of inner contemplation and outer observance. Regardless of your more immediate, physical circumstances, there is an evolution of understanding going on. Unbounded enthusiasm is likely to be around. It may be useful to keep a diary or to write things down. Extraordinary events can happen with this degree.

Keywords: Inner motivation leading to expansion. Jesus and his disciples. Being “born” quickly. Manifesting one’s desires without concern for consequences. Being “born again”. Feeling like a changed person. The need to drop into the body. Religious and spiritual rebirth. Reincarnation. The urge to create. Writers and writing.

The Caution: Denying the growth that’s beckoning in favor of social responsibility. Not leaving when perhaps one should. Having to seek permission to come through any “new gateway”. A loss of faith. Being obsessed about an ideal or idea. Feeling cast adrift from one’s reality.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.


 Uranus is stationary direct on Aries 25: A DOUBLE PROMISE REVEALS ITS INNER AND OUTER MEANINGS

A Double Promise Reveals Its Inner And OuterThis Symbol shows that what at first appears to be may reveal itself to actually be something else. Simple promises can be more complicated than first thought. The rational and emotional responses can conflict with each other; one wants something, the other wants something else. However, this can be the way to really view things, from an inner and outer perspective. Also indicates the choice that arises – of the heart and of social obligation. Realize the implications of expectations and promises.

Keywords: Rewards, but what do they bring with them? The possible implications of or reasons for any promises. Something that may look good on the outside, but prove to be difficult. Looking for consensus. Possibilities and promises. The ins and outs of situations. Not turning up. The need to look at situations from all sides. Internal vs. external realities. Catch-22 situations. Contracts.

The Caution: Fickleness, insincerity and two-facedness in human relationships. Promising more than can be delivered. Not turning up. Having hidden agendas.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or ‘different’. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.


 Neptune is stationing direct on Pisces 12: AN EXAMINATION OF INITIATES IN THE SANCTUARY OF AN OCCULT BROTHERHOOD

This Symbol shows passing the tests that life, other people, spirituality or karma throws at you. You are likely to find at times that you are being judged by those above or An Examination Of Initiates In The Sanctuary Of An Occult Brotherhood around you. It is difficult to see what their qualifications to judge you are, but this is often the nature of progression through the ranks. People being critical of one another can lead to better behavior, better performances or the like, or it can lead to feeling judged, violated and intruded upon. It can seem as though our lives are like lessons; we are periodically “Examined” to see how we are doing on our course. Be careful not to shut yourself away to avoid being seen or having to endure criticism.

Keywords: The ordeal that comes to any initiate for entrance into higher realms of being. Hermits. Tests, examinations, having to prove oneself. Being judged or being judgmental. Being cross-examined. Rarefied atmospheres that demand personal sacrifice. Initiations. Proving courage and purity. Trials. The attainment of knowledge. Apprenticeships. Being a candidate. Finding out how and where one fits in. One-eyed dedication. Trial by media. Cults. Rituals.

The Caution: Refusing advice. Arrogance. People saying ‘I told you so’. Invading other’s space. People assuming they know the truth about someone. Failing. Scandals. Stories.

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, “out there,” spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.


 Pluto is on Capricorn 19: A CHILD OF ABOUT FIVE CARRYING A HUGE SHOPPING BAG FILLED WITH GROCERIES

A Child Carrying A Huge Shopping Bag Filled With GroceriesThis Symbol shows having to “Carry” heavy loads, to shoulder responsibilities, do chores and jobs and help others, sometimes because there’s no one else who can or will do it. Often, the “Child” gets these responsibilities because they are the one who others know is going to take it seriously, completing the task, taking care of details. You may feel that you have been burdened with responsibilities beyond normal expectations and possibly beyond your capability. Despite being keen and enthusiastic, you must be careful not to try to take on too much, or do too much, or too quickly. Like a child, you need to play, be creative and rest.

Keywords: Being the one everyone counts on to do the job. Feeling weighed down. Having to carry the “bag”. Lifting heavy weights and bearing the consequences. Taking on things above and beyond what one should. Acting the grownup. Maturing quickly. Looking after paperwork. Running errands. Providing food and sustenance for everyone.

The Caution: Overloading the innocent and the inexperienced without thought of the consequences. Never being ‘off duty’. Dropping the bundle. Carrying the family.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one’s power. Being king or queen of one’s underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy. Power vs power struggles.


Chiron is on Pisces 25: THE PURGING OF THE PRIESTHOOD

This shows seeing through those who hold important positions yet abuse trust or those who make great claims but don’t live up to them. At this time, you’re likely to find Purging the past yourself leaving others behind, kicking them out, or experiencing falls from grace. Periodically, there is a need to examine moral and spiritual sincerity. It is easy to allow those who don’t really belong to stay because of familiarity or habit. We can lose sight of the ideal through our rationalizing intellect, ego and emotive passion. There is a need to cleanse and purify your life, leading to better spiritual values. What side of the “Purging” are you on? Are you the one with the ‘right motives’? Who’s in charge?

Keywords: Revealing the truth of people for who and what they truly are. Cutting people off. Throwing out things that don’t measure up. Forced retirement and redundancies. Payouts at the end of employment. Dismissals. Opting out for moral reasons. Being fired. Holes left where someone took up a lot of space.

The Caution: Battles over spiritual direction. Abusing authority. Whistle blowing. Damning others. Deceiving, lying or misleading. Corruption and scandals. Burning books.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds, Chiron is known as The Wounded Healer. The wounds are The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.


 The Moon’s North Node is on Leo 16: BRILLIANT SUNSHINE JUST AFTER A STORM

Sunshine After The StormThis Symbol implies situations where storms come through one’s life on a periodic basis; sweeping away elements of life that have been clogging up situations, clearing the air and resolving issues. It also shows the ability to be able to pick one’s self up after some difficulty or crisis. The trick is to notice the gift of the brilliant sunshine as the clouds part and life takes on a calmer, happier tone. The worst is probably over and situations can resolve themselves; things dry out and recovery begins. There is probably always more cleaning up and work to be done, but one should enjoy the release and pleasure of the relief that follows a storm.

Keywords: The warmth of renewal. Things glistening with raindrops. Extremes. Recovery. Hallucinogenic drugs. Extreme weather, e.g. El Nino. Religious experiences. Brighter worlds. Optimistic feelings after hopes dashed. Relief and joy. The sun breaking through clouds. Overcoming crisis. The longing for rain to quench dryness. Floods of emotion. Negative ions bringing relief. Rainbows. Brilliant light that brings joy.

The Caution: Fearing that storms will soon return. Being stuck in fear. Invoking arguments for the reward of “making up”. On-off behavior. Bi-polar.

The Moon’s North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a ‘karmic point’ (although all planets and points in a chart can be’karmic’). One’s destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.


 The Moon’s South Node is on Aquarius 16: A BIG-BUSINESSMAN AT HIS DESK

This shows organizing things, running a business, attending to paperwork or generally being very much in charge. A “Big-Businessman” is someone who isn’t afraid to Big Businessman At His Deskmake decisions, take calculated risks, or work often and long for the rewards it brings. It is a fairly big job to organize a business or group and keeping tabs on all that’s going. Being professional and organized brings rewards. However, it can mean putting limits on your personal life. This can result in alienation – particularly if you have to stay behind or say no to outings. Are you living the way that is best for your future, your relationships and physical well being?

Keywords: Issues of being happy in one’s career. Making decisions. Management. Being in charge and in control. Calling the shots. The head rules the heart. Delegating duties or jobs. Economic rationalism. Sorting paperwork. Corporations. Keeping a diary. Striking a balance between having a life and doing all that needs to be done. Desks, telephones, computers, faxes, etc. Details and more details.

The Caution: Taking advantage of being in charge. Bossing others. Always being “on the job”. Exploitation for personal gain. Getting no exercise. Greediness. Penny pinching. Having no off-switch.

The Moon’s South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.

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Lynda Hill
Lynda is one of the world’s top astrologers. Her book, The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees of Wisdom, is recognised as the premier resource on the Sabian Symbols, a unique set of images based on the zodiac.
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    thank you. grateful to find you are still sharing your valuable insights.

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